Why we should worry more about anxiety in older adults
COVID-19 has caused particular psychological stress to older adults, University of Melbourne experts say we need to know more about anxiety, a 'silent killer'.
Is psychiatry shrinking what we think of as normal?
Worries that "normality" is being medicalised by systemic inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria are overblown, University of Melbourne research finds.
COVID-19 distancing especially hard on those with mood disorders
Research suggests COVID-19 social distancing has weighed heavily on those with mood disorders, signalling need for support, says University of Melbourne expert
What actually works for anxiety and depression?
University of Melbourne experts have written user-friendly guides to the actual evidence for a host of treatments and therapies aimed at anxiety and depression.
Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder
Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.
Untangling men’s depression and suicide
Strengthening men’s social connections and a better understanding male depression could be key steps to reduce male suicide say University of Melbourne experts.
Rates of diagnosed mental illness soar
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds depression and anxiety is now the most common serious illness among Australians, particularly for women.
Changing the image problem of electroconvulsive therapy
Many see electroconvulsive therapy as a barbaric treatment, but involving patient’s families in ECT can dispel stigma, says a University of Melbourne expert.
How music could revolutionise dementia care
An international study, led by the University of Melbourne, is bringing music in as medicine to help treat people with dementia and depression.
Why does radio hold a special place in our hearts?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Dr Amanda Krause discusses our love of music, and how older people use the radio.